In October 2009, the public prosecutor of the Criminal Court of Alessandria (Italy) charged several individuals (including employees and former employees of Solvay and Ausimont SpA, now Solvay Specialty Polymers Italy) in relation to alleged criminal violations of environmental laws and public health legislation. The provisional claims of civil parties admitted to the trial amounted to about €105 million.
In December 2015 the Assize Court of Alessandria sentenced three local Solvay managers to imprisonment and awarded civil damages of around €400k. This judgment was appealed and is currently pending.
As of the end of 2016, 17 civil proceedings have been brought before the Civil Court of Livorno (Italy) by past workers and relatives of deceased workers at the Rosignano site seeking damages (provisionally quantified at €9 million) in relation to diseases allegedly caused by exposure to asbestos. Three of the 17 proceedings have been dismissed so far.